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The featured engine here is a 1946 Briggs and Stratton Model
WI 4 cycle engine.

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The model WI was manufactured from 1938 to 1957.
This model has a foot-pedal lever to start the engine.
The Model WI is the industrial version of the WMB. It has a deeper oil sump and an oil pump. This engine was built in many adaptations including versions with a float-fed carburetor and special base configurations.
This engine used an L-head design, (also known as flat head).
It was equipped with an adjustable pneumatic governor.
The air cleaner on this engine is an efficient oil-bath type.   
The type G carburetor was used on this model.    
The exhaust is aspirated through a 1/2" NPT threaded port.
Gas tank is mounted external to the engine itself.
The oil sump is cast aluminum. The head is cast iron.
The engine block is made of cast iron and utilizes fins for
air cooling.
Piston and connecting rod are made of aluminum alloy.
The crankshaft is counter-weighted and drop forged.
Displacement: 6.28 cubic inches,
2.00" bore and 1.50" stroke.
Rated at 0.50 horsepower.
Lubrication: Pump type.
Ignition: High tension magneto.
Spark plug: 14mm.

Oil sump capacity: 1 pint.
Gas tank capacity: 1 quart.


Briggs and Stratton is the trade name of the Briggs and Stratton corporation.
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